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File #: 54256    Version: 1 Name: Recognizing and commending Christine Beatty for her professional and personal dedication to the City of Madison, and congratulating her on the occasion of her retirement.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/2/2019 In control: Community Development Division
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action: 1/8/2019
Enactment date: 1/14/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00002
Title: Recognizing and commending Christine Beatty for her professional and personal dedication to the City of Madison, and congratulating her on the occasion of her retirement.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Michael E. Verveer, David Ahrens, Allen A. Arntsen, Samba Baldeh, Shiva Bidar, Sheri Carter, Maurice S. Cheeks, Keith Furman, Amanda Hall, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Rebecca Kemble, Steve King, Arvina Martin, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael J. Tierney, Zach Wood, Ledell Zellers
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
1/8/20191 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/2/20191 Community Development Division RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Meeting details Not available

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Recognizing and commending Christine Beatty for her professional and personal dedication to the City of Madison, and congratulating her on the occasion of her retirement.

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WHEREAS, Christine Beatty is retiring from the City of Madison on January 4, 2019, after dedicating 40 years of her life to helping improve and enrich the lives of older adults in Madison and Dane County, and

 

WHEREAS, Christine began her career working on behalf of older adults in 1977 as a program coordinator with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program before becoming the Executive Director of the East Madison/Monona Coalition of Aging, a local non-profit organization and, in 1988, being named Director of the Madison Senior Center; and,

 

WHEREAS, Christine served the City of Madison and its older adult population in that capacity for 30 years, recruiting, mentoring and leading a team of talented and dedicated staff and volunteers to work alongside her; and,

 

WHEREAS, under Christine’s leadership, the Madison Senior Center, in 1999, became the first center in Wisconsin to secure national accreditation (and was re-accredited in 2004 and 2011), a distinction, earned by only 170 centers nation-wide, that recognizes the highest level of performance; and,

 

WHEREAS, Christine played a lead role in establishing a 501(c)(3) non-profit Madison Senior Center Foundation, in 2005, to raise funds for senior adult programs and activities offered at the Center; and

 

WHEREAS, Christine’s efforts have contributed to changing how our community perceives aging, particularly by drawing greater attention to and utilizing the wealth of talents and energy that older adults possess in ways that add value to the community; and

 

WHEREAS, under Christine’s leadership, the City has revamped its senior services and programs, placing greater emphasis on activities  designed to maintain or improve health and that are intellectually and physically challenging; and,

 

 WHEREAS, as her career progressed, Christine became a recognized leader in the state and national aging network whose insight was sought by organizations including the Wisconsin Association of Senior Centers, the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, SERVE Wisconsin, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the National Institute of Senior Centers and the National Council on Aging: and

 

WHEREAS, over the course of her career, Christine has accumulated a host of recognitions and awards from numerous local, state and national organizations, culminating in her being named by In Business - Greater Madison as the 2018 Women of Industry Legacy Award Winner; and,

 

WHEREAS, Christine has cultivated a vast network of colleagues, partners and friends in Madison and across the country who view her departure with a mixture of apprehension, sadness and envy.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council recognizes and thanks Christine Beatty for her service to the City of Madison and its residents, congratulates her on her well-deserved retirement from City service and wishes her well in her future endeavors.